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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 7, 2009 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

But the Republicans aren't true Free Marketers. If they were, they'd allow businesses to fail (Ronnie bailed out Chrysler, after all.) You can't be sort-of a Free Marketer in order for the system to work. It's kind of like being sort-of pregnant...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

Oh yeah, I caught that bit too...As DP notes below, they really have morphed into being largely similar, but I like to pick out the trivial differences to rant about now and again...the whole too big to fail (which at some level I can buy, though disturbing) is not unlike saying "well, it must be time for soft socialism" (ie, we have to nationalize/regulate/etc. for the greater good...which again, I can sympathize with...if banks are too big to fail, why isn't the health care system too big to be private, etc., etc. etc.).

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

With a few notable exceptions, the Democrats and Republicans have essentially the same economic policy... they just sugar it over in different ways that appeal to different demographics.

At least we've got Ron Paul, Nader, Kucinich among others that keep it real!

As a wise man once said, "I'm still a hippie. I believe in Peace, Love and Community."

Although its important to be aware of the larger socio-political arena (national, global, etc.), WE as humans and citizens have much more influence in our communities and that is the scale on which we can make positive changes with regards to food, energy, spirituality, and all that other good stuff.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

With a few notable exceptions, the Democrats and Republicans have essentially the same economic policy... they just sugar it over in different ways that appeal to different demographics.

At least we've got Ron Paul, Nader, Kucinich among others that keep it real!

As a wise man once said, "I'm still a hippie. I believe in Peace, Love and Community."

Although its important to be aware of the larger socio-political arena (national, global, etc.), WE as humans and citizens have much more influence in our communities and that is the scale on which we can make positive changes with regards to food, energy, spirituality, and all that other good stuff.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

True enough! I have been disgusted for many years with the two party system as largely it is just a matter of where to spend your money (defense or welfare?) etc., etc.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

Let pay welfare queens to fight on the front lines!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7txCdLCP9U

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2009 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

There you go! That just might solve it--welfare via the military industrial complex!

What an Eisenhowerian Solution! Final? Perhaps.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 8, 2009 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

I agree 100 percent

Jerry quotes:

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a. It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness.

b. I can envisage a new world in which society has a way for there to be music, whose function is to get you high, that's the sort of thing we're hammering at. To get really high is to forget yourself and to forget yourself is to see everything else; and to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe. That's why I think it's important to get high.

c. 1967: What we're thinking about is a peaceful planet. We're not thinking of anything else. We're not thinking about any kind of power. We're not thinking about any of those kinds of struggles. We're not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life and think about moving the whole human race ahead a step.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 8, 2009 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

d. Debbie Koons to Mt Girl (1995) "Bitch, you're not setting foot on this boat" as they set sail to scatter his ashes.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 8, 2009 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

damn, BD... I never apologized for my ignorance way the heck back. Thanks for being the first one here to enlighten my dumb ass. But, my little rant was timelessly point-on.Thanks, man.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 8, 2009 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tea Party. Not Dead. Only Broke.

No need to apologize. I appreciate all the info/links you post - and appreciate your taping efforts back in the day, not to mention your frontline work on marijuana reform. Anyways, Koons was recently here in Monterey promoting a new documentary. I know she is doing some cool stuff in relation to food issues, but I can't get past some of her antics. Then again, I didn't marry her. But if you read Phil's book, he has less than kind words regarding how she treated Mt Girl when they scattered Jerry's ashes.

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